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Comment: By far my favorite MS software (Score 2) 198

by TheRealQuestor (#49653131) Attached to: What Might Have Happened To Windows Media Center
The first replacement that comes out that works 1/10th as well as my media center will get my money. So far nothing works with my cable card because 100% of the channels are drm'd and the need for a tuning adapter to all the channels that I don't really watch anyway.

There are some things in MCE that just flat out rock as well, the excellent guide, ease of recording, just everything. [Well except for the time it forgets to record your favorite show for no apparent reason]

So it looks like I'm going to keep it running 7 until something changes and peeps are allowed to connect to the cable card with little to no hindrance.

Comment: Re:Then I guess you could say... (Score 1) 222

by TheRealQuestor (#47914899) Attached to: Schizophrenia Is Not a Single Disease

The feeling of knowing what you're seeing or hearing is fake is indescribable.

Odd I seem to remember, in my youth, that acid was pretty much that to a T and I can describe it as pretty awesome.
That said I KNEW why it was happening and I am sure that is much different that having it happen for no good reason :(

Comment: Re:I do not understand (Score 4, Informative) 53

by TheRealQuestor (#47906831) Attached to: Malware Distributed Through Twitch Chat Is Hijacking Steam Accounts

If someone wants me to type in my account and then my password I won't

I really won't

Common sense tells me that no one has any right to demand me to type in my account name/number and then my password

That is why I do not understand why there _are_ people who are simply void of any common sense

Ain't there enough stories of scams already? Why can't those people learn _anything_ from the mistakes of others?

Except in this case it does not. It asks for your name and email. Nowhere does it say anything about a password.

Comment: Re:RAID? (Score 3, Informative) 256

by TheRealQuestor (#46779009) Attached to: SSD-HDD Price Gap Won't Go Away Anytime Soon

Doesn't creating a striped RAID make up most of the performance issues from using a HDD over a SSD? At that point, it's more the bus or CPU that's a limiting factor?

No. My raid0 and Raid5 setups don't even come CLOSE to comparing to my SSDs. I've been running 2 SSD Raid0 and OMG the speed diff is absolutly crazy. Yes when one does all data is toast and they DO die. I was dumb and bought 3 OCZ drives and all 3 have died at least once in the last 1.5 years but the replacements have held up pretty well. I totally expect to lose one at any time so I have really good backups of my C: Drive :) everything else goes on my spinny platters.

Comment: Re:Knock it off with the word inflation! (Score 1) 77

by TheRealQuestor (#46680149) Attached to: 3D-Printed UAV Can Go From Atoms to Airborne in 24 Hours

A remote controlled airplane is not a UAV. A remote controlled multi-rotor is not a drone.

technically it is. Anything that flies without a pilot is an Unmanned Arial Vehicle. Be it a fixed wing or helicopter or multi-rotor

That said to it always ticks me off when somebody calls my quads or hexes drones. They are NOT drones. Drones [in my mind anyway] are killing/spying machines used by the military. Mine are Multi-Rotors. Hobby level flying bricks that just happen to have cameras on them. And not for spying. So I can watch my flights and see what I did wrong.

Comment: Re:Farmers will be one target market. (Score 1) 56

by TheRealQuestor (#46355641) Attached to: Inside Chris Anderson's Open-Source Drone Factory
I own 2 APM's, one on my quad, and one of my hex, and they are AWESOME bit of kits. Fun as all get out to fly, and when I want to do some easy flying missions they do that very well as well. For a hundred dollar flight controller they do as much or more than many costing up to 10 times as much.
And while I'm not a huge fan of 3DR, the fact they are open source, allows me to get Clones that are just as good and not have to deal with 3DR directly, so it is a win win for me ::)

Comment: Re:Machines (Score 1) 162

by TheRealQuestor (#46308331) Attached to: Gut Bacteria Affect the Brain

It seems possible that guy bacteria affects nutrient absorption, and that affects brain activity. The studies so far have not focused on mechanisms of action, just showing that the effect does exist. For all we know, those poor mice had that constant, gnawing hunger that couldn't be satiated. And that's why they couldn't think clearly.

seems a little sexist to me. maybe more than 1/2 of all bacteria is female. :)

+ - Web Admins Fight Back Against Surveillance->

Submitted by jlb.think
jlb.think writes: Dear Internet Users and Slashdot horde:

In January 2012 we defeated the SOPA and PIPA censorship legislation with the largest Internet protest in history. Today we face another critical threat, one that again undermines the Internet and the notion that any of us live in a genuinely free society: mass surveillance.

In celebration of the win against SOPA and PIPA two years ago, and in memory of one of its leaders, Aaron Swartz, we are planning a day of protest against mass surveillance, to take place this February 11th.

Together we will push back against powers that seek to observe, collect, and analyze our every digital action. Together, we will make it clear that such behavior is not compatible with democratic governance. Together, if we persist, we will win this fight.

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